the strokes

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Finally Starts His Own Band

Up until now, the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi was the only member of the seminal rock group without his own side project. He changed that today with…
Brian Josephs / August 2, 2016

The Strokes Bring Their ‘Threat of Joy’ to ‘Kimmel’

The Strokes stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to play their recent Future Present Past highlight "Threat of Joy." It was an even Strokesier…
Andrew Unterberger / July 27, 2016

Watch the Strokes Reunite Onscreen in Their New ‘Threat of Joy’ Video

Last month, New York City rock pioneers the Strokes made their surprise return to the scene with Future Present Past, a brief EP that preempted their…
Brennan Carley / June 28, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: When the ’00s Became Classic Rock

The enduring memory from this year's Governors Ball festival will undoubtedly be its rained-out third day, and the Kanye West headlining spot that was washed…
Andrew Unterberger / June 6, 2016

Watch the Strokes Perform ‘OBLIVIUS’ and ‘Drag Queen’ Live

The Strokes surprised us last week with a new EP called Future Present Past, which immediately became available to stream on Spotify and would drop…
Rachel Brodsky / June 1, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Strokes, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from East Coast keepers of the classic rock flame,…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2016

Stream the Strokes’ New EP ‘Future Present Past’

As promised, the Strokes' new EP, Future Present Past, is here. The project comes after two songs from it dropped earlier today, and three years after…
Brian Josephs / May 26, 2016

The Strokes Debut New Song, ‘OBLIVIUS,’ Announce New EP Due Next Week

Update: Here's the third new song by the Strokes today, "Threat Of Joy." Update: The Strokes have released a second new…
Brennan Carley / May 26, 2016

Porches Try Their Luck Covering the Strokes’ ‘Trying Your Luck’

Aaron Maine and Porches visited SiriusXM recently and laid down a cover of The Strokes' "Trying Your Luck" from Is This It. "Trying Your Luck" was never the brashest…
Anna Gaca / April 7, 2016

Beck, Elton John, and Members of the Strokes Cover Eagles of Death Metal’s ‘I Love You All the Time’

Eagles of Death Metal have shared the final wave of covers of their song "I Love You All the Time," and as with the others,…
James Grebey / March 18, 2016

Governors Ball vs. Panorama: Who Has the Better Lineup?

Today, the lineup was announced for Panorama, the East Coast festival expansion of Goldenvoice, producers behind the country's preeminent music fest, Coachella. Exciting as the…
Andrew Unterberger / March 1, 2016

The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Finds His Lost, Now Damaged Guitar

The Strokes' Nick Valensi has recovered his 1995 Epiphone Rivera guitar, which the band asked fans to help find after it was lost in transit last month. Unfortunately,…
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2016

The Strokes Need Help Finding Nick Valensi’s Missing Guitar

Musicians: They're just like us, losing luggage somewhere in the travel fugue of flying from one American coast to another, or at least, the Strokes'
Harley Brown / January 5, 2016

Watch the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Tackle His Wife’s Pickpocket

Albert Hammond Jr. must not have made it into this photo of the Strokes recording again (!) — because he was too busy being a stand-up citizen,…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

The Strokes Announce Their Return to the Studio at Live Show

Two years after the release of fifth LP Comedown Machine, it appears the Strokes are headed back to the studio. Billboard rounded up tweets from…
Andrew Unterberger / September 28, 2015

Watch the Strokes, Miguel, CHVRCHES, and More Perform at the Landmark Music Festival

Washington DC's Landmark Music Festival takes places this weekend, and a host of big names — including the Strokes, the War on Drugs, Miguel, TV on…
James Grebey / September 25, 2015

The Rebirth of Cool: SPIN’s 2003 Strokes Cover Story

They were edgy and rattled about what was happening to them. The fantasy came true. Real fame after handing out flyers and playing…
Marc Spitz / June 18, 2015

Primavera Sound 2015 Live Stream: The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Thurston Moore, and More

This year's iteration of Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival starts today. The stacked lineup totally merits a trek to Spain, but if you're stuck at home,…
Colin Joyce / May 28, 2015

Punch Brothers Offer a Frantic Bluegrass Take on the Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’

Something about bluegrass covers just tend to work — listen to how easily the Punch Brothers' hectic, speedy mandolin strumming lends itself to the Strokes' "Reptilia."
James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup Posted Early, Then Removed

The Austin City Limits 2015 lineup was originally meant to come out on Tuesday morning, but it would appear that someone on the inside got a…
Rachel Brodsky / May 4, 2015
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